By James Kenney First printed at Queens Free Press, 2014. After having reviewed the dispiriting Tarantino/Lynch throwback The Bag Man earlier this week, I happily announce that Adult World is … Continue reading Sex and Poetry: The Quiet Charms of “Adult World”
An analysis of the differences between THE SPY WHO LOVED ME screenplay and the finished film.
Allan Holzman talks about editing and directing for Roger Corman and about his new book on the making of BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS
(This piece originally was published at whatchareading.com on May 8, 2017) What brought Hollywood traditionalist Peter Bogdanovich, low-budget drive-in messiah Roger Corman, experimental European cinematographer Robby Muller, method acting Cassavetes … Continue reading “I Have a Jest to Execute, that I Cannot Manage Alone”: Peter Bogdanovich’s SAINT JACK and THEY ALL LAUGHED
This piece originally was published in Queens Free Press in April 2015 Ned Rifle, the third in Hal Hartley’s trilogy begun with Henry Fool in 1998 and followed by Fay Grim … Continue reading It’s Okay to be Unpopular: Hal Hartley, The Deadpan Tragedian
With Fast and the Furious 7 making something like 500 million dollars worldwide in four days, it’s no surprise that Hugh Grant’s genial romantic comedy The Rewrite was unceremoniously dumped: A … Continue reading The Secret Art of Light Comedy, and the Secret Release of THE REWRITE
Emily Mortimer is an actress of prodigious talent. Everyone recognizes her but I guess some may still not know her name, as she is not “box-office” and sometimes stars in … Continue reading In Praise of Emily Mortimer, and why MARY is a “Humpback Movie.”
My son, Julian James Kenney, wrote this list in a frenzy after watching GHOST RIDER this weekend. Caveat: He hasn’t seen some key titles, but he’s also seen some deep … Continue reading A 10 Year-Old Ranks all the Superhero movies that He’s Seen…Admittedly, He’s Missed a Few!